Quotes from letters between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Margaret Turnbull

The following quotes from letters between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Mrs. Bayard (Margaret) Turnbull are extracted from The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1963).

“I think we are all a little sick but the logic of history won’t permit us to go backward.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald to Margaret Turnbull, September 10, 1932

“I don’t believe in the double standard – I believe it’s disappearing anyhow – I only meant that it was possible for a man to be far from a saint and yet be wildly jealous of his wife, as I am.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald to Margaret Turnbull, September 21, 1932

“To me the conditions of an artistically creative life are so arduous that I can only compare to them the duties of a soldier in war-time.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald to Margaret Turnbull, Spring 1933

“… For me the test of human values is conformity to the strictest and most unflinching rationality.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald to Margaret Turnbull, Spring 1933

“I hear it is beautiful here, but without people all places are the same to me.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald to Margaret Turnbull, June 1935

“Common sense tells me that there are rules but, like all modern men, the shade of Rousseau haunts me.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald to Margaret Turnbull, Fall 1935

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